The Brighton Digital Festival is a collection of arts and digital events happening across September. Many of the events are aimed at programmers and people in the web industry, but we would like to highlight some of the more artistic events happening during the month.
An interesting looking half-day event featuring designers presenting art and radical designs inspired by science and speculative stories. In the evening is a panel featuring prominent names in science fiction, including Brian Aldiss and Jeff Noon.
Taking place in the Undercliff Walk near Rottingdean (a pleasant walk along the seafront from our B&B.) Painter and photographer Jonathan Hyde presents his work of the sea wall and how it helps unite the community who live near it. The work includes a film projected on to the cliff face.
Six artists show their digital work to a panel and judging audience in the Fabrica gallery on the edge of the Lanes (10-15 minutes walk from our hotel.) Run by Fortunecat Productions, this is bound to be a very fun night of art and humour.
Artist Alex May talks about how he creates video installations and interactive artworks exploring our perceptions of reality. The talk is free but please follow the link above in case you need to book. It is happening in the Phoenix Gallery (about 10 minutes walk from our hotel, and all downhill!)
A one night exhibition as artists project their pieces on to the Dome's Concert Hall and the walls of the tunnels and chorus rooms below the Hall. This is bound to be a very interesting event and is pulling in artists of all kinds to show their work, and it's a chance to see parts of the Dome that are normally closed to the public.
Lots of stories of only 300 words, including the best loved stories from the 'Quick Fictions' iPhone app, famous very short stories and live drawing from graphic novel artists.
A very intriguing sounding presentation of physical and audio 'found object' art by local artists Jo Knell, Alex Peckham and Jennifer Milarski, with parts by members of the Bang the Bore collective.
The Royal Pavilion and the Museums of Brighton have opened up some of their collection data for re-use by programmers and digital artists. They are presenting some of what people have done with the data in an exhibition during the Festival, looking at how collections can be organised and new discoveries made.
The Digital Festival is an eclectic mix of events and if you're coming to Brighton to experience it, please come and stay with us. We love art and you'll find our beautifully decorated rooms a lovely retreat at the end of an interesting day.
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